By Kim McNeill While most parents I know don’t truly despise having their kid’s home from school, vacation weeks do put a kink in our standard routines.School children these days get bored really easily. But, […]
By Kim McNeill Once the ground begins to emerge from its snowy blanket, the desire to explore the outdoors cannot be denied. Connecticut’s seasonal variation is a bounty for the senses all year long. It […]
By Kim McNeill With a name like “McNeill”, you can bet that I have seen Riverdance more than a few times. Like St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Step Dancing has transcended cultural bounds and has become […]
Where can you spend all day celebrating New Year’s Eve? Which New Year’s Eve party will make sure even your designated driver is part of the fun? Want to create New Year’s Eve memories with the whole family? First Night Hartford is the solution!
By Kim McNeill Winter holidays are here again! If you are anything like me, you want your kids to have memorable traditions, quality family time, and keep busy by themselves long enough for the parents […]
By Kim McNeill Christmas in Connecticut is more than just a movie. The movie, starring Barbara Stanwyck, has a 1940s New York career women moving to the country to pretend to be the perfect housewife […]
The turkey is in the oven, the side dishes are waiting to be heated, and everyone is sitting in front of the TV screen waiting through three hours of pre-game commentary before the kick off. While that is perfectly fine, it just might not be how you pictured your big family day. What else can you do? A lot!
At the time of the year-end holidays, when many of us are reveling in the joy of abundance and being able to generously provide for ourselves, we are fully aware of how much we have. Thanksgiving and the winter holidays remind us to step back and think about why we are so contented. What if we didn’t have good health, ample food, warm beds, or hot showers?
By Kim McNeill I don’t know what it is about Halloween in Connecticut. It is such a quintessentially New England event here in the Nutmeg State. Perhaps it’s trick-or-treating along a Main Street with some […]
By Kim McNeill I stopped counting the number of paranormal investigators in Connecticut after I couldn’t remember their names in my head anymore. So let’s just say we have a lot of investigators. With good […]